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by paulandracal
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Importing affordable packrafts - 'buyers club'
Replies: 2
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Importing affordable packrafts - 'buyers club'

A friend and I recently imported MRS packrafts directly from the manufacturer in China, at a significant saving. The manufacturer is prepared to give a 25% discount if we can organise an order of 10 rafts. MRS are already cheaper than Alpacka and of comparable quality. For comparison, the MRS equiva...
by paulandracal
Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Some recent SUBW trip reports
Replies: 5
Views: 1254

Re: Some recent SUBW trip reports

Took him a couple of hours after he left us and most of the next day. Good rapids the first half, then flat. He just had a topo map on his (waterproofed) phone but it doesn't seem to have been too hard - just stay in touch with the left back of the lake :-) The impressive bit was hitching back to Sy...
by paulandracal
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Some recent SUBW trip reports
Replies: 5
Views: 1254

Re: Some recent SUBW trip reports

Sorry - I thought you were talking about the Colo. Agree about the Shoalhaven. I tried it at 1.18 and it was much tamer.
by paulandracal
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Some recent SUBW trip reports
Replies: 5
Views: 1254

Re: Some recent SUBW trip reports

Four people I know did it the weekend before in cheap rafts all the way from Wollemi Creek with the gauge at 6m when they started 4m when the finished, and including the King Rapid. It make hair-raising reading: https://fatcanyoners.org/2016/01/08/pac ... -the-colo/
by paulandracal
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Some recent SUBW trip reports
Replies: 5
Views: 1254

Some recent SUBW trip reports

New to the forum. I thought I'd post a couple of my recent trip reports from SUBW packraft trips. The Shoalhaven one may have some useful info on the river at this height. Shoalhaven Great Horsehoe Bend to Badgerys Crossing https://www.subw.org.au/2016/06/11/shoalhaven-packrafting/ Colo: Canoe Creek...